Report 2011-101.2 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2011-101.2: Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services: Management Instability Hampered Efforts to Better Protect Children (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #8 To: Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

To provide effective leadership, the director should form a stable executive team by filling the department's chief deputy director, senior deputy director, and other deputy director positions.

1-Year Agency Response

In 2012 the department filled the Senior Deputy Director, Executive Assistant and, as a one-year assignment, the Director of Program Development and Strategic Initiatives. In January 2013, as the Department's reorganized structure neared finalization, the Director appointed two permanent Deputy Directors, one over the newly formulated Services Bureau 2 and the other over the newly formulated Specialized Response Bureau. The Chief Deputy Director, Fesia Davenport, was also identified and reported in early March 2013. With the Chief Deputy Director's appointment, the Director has completed the formation of the Executive Team.

  • Response Date: March 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

6-Month Agency Response

The director has filled the senior deputy director, director of program development and strategic initiatives, and executive assistant positions. The director also indicated that he plans to fill the other positions after a planned reorganization occurs. (See 2013-406, p. 125)

  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-101.2

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.